Canadian island offers land, job to anyone willing to relocate

Nova Scotia establishment inundated with offers


News Desk September 19, 2016
The general store's advertisement marks the second time Cape Bretton Island has put out a call for people to migrate

CANADA: A general store on a small Canadian island has been inundated with applications after it posted an advert offering land and a job to those willing to relocate there.

The Farmer's Daughter Country Market in Canada's Novia Scotia stated in the Facebook advert that it could not offer "big money" to successful applicants. Instead, it promised aspiring staffers two acres land to live on and keep after working for five years.

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The store has received 3,500 applications so far. The advert, which informed readers of the island's efforts to reduce environmentally-damaging corporate development, also stated that while suitable locals had been hired, more staffers were needed.

The store's advertisement marks the second time the island has put out a call for people to migrate. In response to the rise of Donald Trump, the Canadian island offered to take in Americans as political refugees if the real estate mogul emerged victorious in the US presidential elections.

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''Don't wait until Donald Trump is elected president to find somewhere else to live,'' the advertisement by the tourist board read. Cape Breton Island's website promised that if they moved, women would be free to get abortions and Muslims would be free to move as they please.

In February, the Cape Breton tourism website had received over 300,000 visits — more than its usual annual tally -- in the week preceding the advert. Some 5,000 Americans have also sought specific information about the island, immigration rules, real estate and employment opportunities, the head of the tourism board said.

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The Canadian census of 2011 suggested that the Island of Cape Breton might be facing a population crises as it found that the population had decreased by 4.1 percent in 2011 from 2006, The Independent reported. The population of the island currently stands at 135,000 people.

This article originally appeared in The Independent.

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Muhammad faizan shoaib | 5 years ago | Reply I m interested.. I m honest loyal n hardworking ..
sameer hussain | 5 years ago | Reply yes i want to apply for a job and living how can i...??
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